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CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
effort to the the 87 freshman, the so-called tea party class of the 112 congress, their belief is they are doing precisely what the people who elected them did, which is rolled back obama initiatives, cut spending. a lot that the debt ceiling should not be increased under a circumstances where they feel like i was a failure. but they basically believe their job is first to obstruct barack obama and once there is a republican president in place to pass this initiatives that create better business climate. more and more deregulation committee funding of programs that have never quite been near and dear to them. i think they do believe -- of course to fast-forward a bit about the debt ceiling fiasco of 2011, but after the summer we were taken to the brink of a fiscal cliff, one we are about to see it it can come in to thinking part of the house republican leadership was maybe her tea party freshman will go home, get yelled at by constituents and they'll realize this compromise is not such a bad thing. the opposite occurred. he went home and people go to town halls tend to be the activists
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
felt to have literally your request in the dissent, that it's up to congress, answered in the ledbetter act passed. and i believe the first law that president obama signed. >> i should perhaps process might answer by saying when anything is ready to be reviewed, the author of the majority opinion will summarize the decision from the bench. not read every word of the often long opinion. and then will note at the end justice so-and-so has filed a dissenting carry. so they're not ordinary from the bench unless you feel that the court not only got it wrong, but meaningfully so. and that was when i thought in the lilly ledbetter case, i think most of you have heard about this case. lilly ledbetter was an area manager for a goodyear tire plant in gadsden, alabama, and she was the lone woman in such a position at that plant. when she was engaged in the 1970s, she got the starting salary for people in that position. but over the years, her pay slip in relation to her male peers. whether she suspected it our she didn't want to be known as a troublemaker, and and then one day and she wa
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
congress came to the white house and had a meeting and eric cantor, congressman from virginia articulated the conservative perspective on increasing taxes, that we shouldn't do that. you know what obama said three days after a point to listen to you, especially when they disagree? he said i want come at you last time i trump on that. a week later he said i want the folks who got us in this mess to do a whole lot less talking and a lot more listening. you can talk a little bit, but i want you to stand beside mine while we clean this up for you. unbelievable, condescending notion of unifying the country and bringing us together. instead, there came the steady mantra of attack and vilify the other side. no ideas. it was just like his 2008 campaign for president was not idea of the spirit is hope and change, lofty speeches with no substance with the letter. he was going to be the post-partisan president and yet almost immediately it was conservatives are hostage takers. they are the economy. they care only about millionaires and billionaires are not children with autism and down s
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm EST
. he understood the strengths and weaknesses of the people in congress and how to play on those weaknesses and strengths. obama doesn't seem to have that skill set to have human nature as a way of getting done and i think this is my 11th book. >> when you say to some of the critics? >> well, some of the criticisms about the accuracy of the stories they tell an executive. >> the fact of the matter is that as far as i know, there hasn't been a single fact that has been challenged in any kind of credible way. kids in school are, you know, they call each other names. when it comes to the credibility of my reporting, i don't think anyone has laid a glove on the yet enact how many years? >> 12 years of editor-in-chief in "the new york times" magazine. >> many of my books have been in vanity fair. it has one of the most rigorous fact checking departments in the magazine business. all of these books, not a single discrepancy has been found. >> you are interviewing jeremiah wright. what was that like? >> it was on the record and tape recorder. we sat down for three hours. we were sitting
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
and now i refer to the 87 freshman, the so-called tea party class of the 112 congress, their belief is they are doing precisely what the people who elected them wish to do, which is rollback obama initiatives to cut spending. a lot of them thought the debt ceiling should not be increased under any circumstances and to that degree feel like i was. they basically believe their job is to obstruct barack obama and once there is a republican president in place from the two pass this initiative secreted better business climate, more and more deregulation committee funding of programs that have never quite been near and dear to them. of course to flash forward a day, i suspect we'll talk about the debt ceiling fiasco of 2011. after that summer undertaken to the brink of a fiscal cliff, the thinking on the house republican leader ship is maybe a tea party freshmen will go homehome, get yelled at by constituents and realize maybe compromise is not such a bad thing. they went home and the people who put at town halls tend to be that this is their party and those people tend to be tea party an
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
the argument that the five conservatives are very much leaning against the obama administration on the key arguments in the case, was just as the commerce clause of article i although congress to pass the individual mandate, which says the individuals have good health insurance. as i sat in court on june 28th in her chief justice roberts announce a decision in the case, i learned the answer to that question, which was no, it doesn't. the commerce clause does not allow the court, the congress to invoke an individual mandate. but then in a decision that stunned many people, but no one more than me, john roberts reached for a subsidiary argument that had only been pending, only mentioned in passing that the supreme court and lower courts that the individual mandate is a permissible use of the taxing power of congress and not the commerce clause and thus the law could be upheld. a question of finance dissipate by. there were three main reasons. one is i think you have to take his opinion at face value. he simply thought of this legitimate use of the taxing power. i think the second and
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
. that has been implicitly clear throughout the 112 congress. eric cantor the majority leader is a bit different, somewhat younger than boehner, a very clever guy, very very ambitious. he has his own channel to the obama white house as he and vice president biden are very close and i think they found they need each other i believe it was biden and this would not surprise any of you that was leaking to eric cantor that speaker boehner was pursuing separate talks with obama during the so-called -- in which eric cantor was a part. this may cantor livid and he walked out of those talks because of the dynamics going on with boehner. does this sound childish to you? >> the question i'm going to ask is that eric cantor walked past john boehner leaving out an open window -- window he would not hesitate to push him with a? >> for one 11 thing boehner is an even tempered so is boehner. unless the moment is absolutely right you tend not to be able to get ahead by declaring. >> the there is a -- between cancer and boehner. >> working more or less in the middle is the majority whip kevin mccarthy.
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
congress and how to play on those weaknesss and strength. obama doesn't have that skill sets to use human nature to get done what he wants to get done. >> host: how many book to be written? >> guest: this is my eleventh book. there are three novels and eight nonfiction books. >> host: what do you say to critics of your book? you refer to this book as journalism. >> guest: what do the critics say? >> host: criticisms about the accuracy of the stories that you tell. >> guest: fact of the matter is as far as i know there has not been a single fact in this book that has been challenged in a credible way. people say edward klein makes things up. that is what kids in a schoolyard, they call each other names. i have been a called all kinds of names but when it comes to the credibility of my reporting i don't think anybody has laid a glove on me yet. >> host: you are former editor of new york times magazine. how many days did you do that job? >> guest: 12 years as editor in chief of new york times magazine. many of my books have been accepted by vanity fair and vanity fair has one of the mo
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
our responsibility in congress to hold the entire executive branch accountable. if we do not ask these questions, we're simply not doing our job. and that's true whether it's president obama or president bush or some other president. i hope we can adopt the wyden amendment to improve the reporting requirements of the fisa act. i urge my colleagues to support this commonsense amendment. with that, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. mr. coats: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of h.r. 1, for the purpose of calling up and debating the coats amendment. that following the remarks of senator coats, senator alexander be recognized, that the senate resume consideration of the fisa bill h.r. 5949 after that and all that provisions -- and that all provisions of the previous orders remain in effect. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. the clerk will report. mr. coats: i'd like to call -- the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 1, an act making appropriations for the depar
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 2:00am EST
conservatives are very much leaning against the obama administration on the key arguments in the case, was just as the commerce clause of article i although congress to pass the individual mandate, which says the individuals have good health insurance. as i sat in court on june 28th in her chief justice roberts announce a decision in the case, i learned the answer to that question, which was no, it doesn't. the commerce clause does not allow the court, the congress to invoke an individual mandate. but then in a decision that stunned many people, but no one more than me, john roberts reached for a subsidiary argument that had only been pending, only mentioned in passing that the supreme court and lower courts that the individual mandate is a permissible use of the taxing power of congress and not the commerce clause and thus the law could be upheld. a question of finance dissipate by. there were three main reasons. one is i think you have to take his opinion at face value. he simply thought of this legitimate use of the taxing power. i think the second and third are more important. the
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